Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum

Required Courses (15 courses, 26 credits)

PB711 Managerial & Financial Accounting

2 credits

PB721 Managerial Finance

2 credits

PB722 Corporate Finance

2 credits

PB731 Business Statistics

2 credits

PB741 Team Dynamics & HR Management

2 credits

PB742 Leadership and Development

2 credits

PB751 Introduction to Marketing

2 credits

PB752 Market Research

2 credits

PB761 Competitive Analysis & Strategic Planning

2 credits

PB774 Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business

2 credits

PB890 Capstone

2 credits

Multidiscipline strategic management [4 1-credit courses (see Footnote 1)

 

  • PB 790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credit: 1
  • PB 791 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management I, Credit: 1
  • PB 792 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management II, Credit: 1
  • PB 794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credit: 1

 

 

 

 

Suggested Elective Courses (6 courses, 14 credits)

PB707 or HP707 Issues & Trends in Health Policy

3 credits

PB753 Pharmaceutical Marketing & Sales Management

2 credits

PB762 Pharmaceutical Research & Development

2 credits

PB771 Regulation of Rx Drugs

2 credits

PB 840 or PA 840 – Health Economics

3 credits

PB880 International Pharmaceutical Business (see Footnote 2)

2 credits

   

Footnotes:

  1. Currently PB 790, PB 791, PB 792 and PB 794 fulfill the multidiscipline strategic management course requirement.
  2. Currently PB 880 fulfills the global graduate course requirement. Other global graduate courses may be considered as elective options.

Sample Curriculum - Online MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum Plan

Semester 1, Spring (6 Credits)

  • PB 711 – Managerial and Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB 741 – Team Dynamics – Human Resources, Credits: 2
    (See Footnote 1 Below.)
  • PB 751 – Introduction to Marketing, Credits: 2

Semester 2, Summer (7 Credits)

  • PB 731 – Business Statistics, Credits: 2
  • PB 752 – Introduction to Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB 753 – Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB 791 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management I, Credits: 1

Semester 3, Fall (7 Credits)

  • PB 742 – Leadership and Development, Credits: 2
    (See Footnote 1 Below)
  • PB 762 – Pharmaceutical Research and Development Management, Credits: 2
  • PB 771 – Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credit: 2
  • PB 792 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management II, Credit: 1

Semester 4, Spring (6 Credits)

  • HP 707 – Issues and Trends in Health Policy (cross listed as PB 707), Credits: 3
  • PB 790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credit: 1
  • PB 880 – International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2

Semester 5, Summer (7 credits)

  • PB 721 – Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 722 – Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 840 – Health Economics (cross listed as PA840), Credits: 3

Semester 6, Fall (7 credits)

  • PB 761 – Competitive Analysis and Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB 774 – Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB 794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credit: 1
  • PB 890 – Capstone: Global Business Strategies, Credits: 2
    (See Footnote 2 Below.)

Footnotes:

  1. PB 741 and PB 742 are one-week, classroom-based courses.
  2. PB 890 includes classroom-based final presentations.

Sample Curriculum - Evening MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum Plan

Semester 1, Fall (9 Credits)

  • PB 711 – Managerial and Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB 731 – Business Statistics, Credits: 2
  • PB 741 – Team Dynamics – Human Resources, Credits: 2
  • PB 751 – Introduction to Marketing, Credits: 2
  • PB 791 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management I, Credit: 1

Semester 2, Spring (8 Credits)

  • PB 721 – Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 752 – Introduction to Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB 753 – Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB 771 – Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credits: 2

Semester 3, Summer (5 Credits)

  • PB 722 – Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 792 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management II, Credit: 1
  • PB 880 – International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2

Semester 4,  Fall (9 Credits)

  • PB 707 or HP 707 – Issues and Trends in Health Policy, Credits: 3
  • PB 762 – Pharmaceutical Research and Development Management, Credits: 2
  • PB 794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credit: 1
  • PB 840 or PA 840 – Health Economics, Credits: 3

Semester 5, Spring (9 Credits)

  • PB 742 – Leadership and Development, Credits: 2
  • PB 761 – Competitive Analysis and Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB 774 – Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB 790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credit: 1
  • PB 890 – Capstone: Global Business Strategies, Credits: 2

Sample Curriculum - Post-Graduate Certificate Program

The options below are examples. Students wanting to pursue a certificate should speak with the program director to discuss goals and choose appropriate courses. The program requires a minimum of five courses that must be approved in advance by the program director.

Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business:

  • PB 707 Issues & Trends in Health Policy, Credits: 3
  • PB 762 Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Credits: 2
  • PB 771 Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credits: 2
  • PB 774 Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB 790 Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credits: 1

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Marketing:

  • PB 751 Intro to Marketing, Credits: 2
  • PB 753 Pharmaceutical Marketing & Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB 761 Competitive Analysis & Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB 752 Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB 880 International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2

Certificate in Finance:

  • PB 711 Managerial & Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB 721 Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 722 Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB 794 Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credits: 1
  • PB 840 Health Economics, Credits: 3

*Sample schedules provide students with the appropriate course loads to complete the MBA in 2 years. Schedules are tentative and subject to change.